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Circular Economy Explained

Secondary

Description

This is a short video explaining the concept of the Circular Economy. The circular economy and the associated concept of system thinking represent a significant contribution in moving towards a sustainable future. The video is an effective introduction to these concepts. 

General Assessment

What skills does this resource explicitly teach?

Students have an opportunity to practice those skills associated with systems thinking.

Strengths

The circular economy and the associated concept of system thinking represent a significant contribution in moving towards a sustainable future. The video is an effective introduction to these concepts.

Recommendation of how and where to use it

The concept of the circular economy should be part of all courses in Economics and may contribute to those units of study that deal with the implications of our choices in resource development.

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        • Macroeconomics 30: Course Content
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        • Environmental Science 12: Living sustainably supports the well-being of self, community, and Earth.
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        • Economic Theory 12: Contemporary economic theory, practice, and terminology are grounded in centuries of economic theory.
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        • Economics 120: Fundamental Economic Concepts
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        • Environmental Science 12: Living sustainably supports the well-being of self, community, and Earth.
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Themes Addressed

  • Citizenship (1)

    • Sustainable Consumption
  • Economics (1)

    • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Waste Management (2)

    • Cradle-to-Cradle
    • Rethink, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle